Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ten Things You should Do When You travel to USA

  1. Demand For Drinks in Flight, thinking that it is Bar.
  2. Speak ill of the cabbie in the native indian tongue, and get a reply from him in the same language.
  3. Pack Lunch from the complimentary Breakfast provided in the hotel.
  4. Call 911 thinking that is the room service number.
  5. Annoy the person who stays next in your room with your loud calls or some creative means![so that he/she really calls 911]
  6. Make sure the fire alarm goes off due to your cooking smoke.
  7. Get accosted by the "BROTHERS"
  8. End up in a Gay Bar!
  9. Have a luggage more than the prescribed weight limit and negotiate with the airlines staff, throw something in garbage, repack the bags
  10. Have something in your hand luggage that should have been in cabin luggage, so that security throws it off. So you can feel later "VADAI POCHE"

Thank God, Airtel is not God!

Airtel announces, you can tweet from your airtel but also tells standard rates will apply. Well what the hell does "STANDARD RATES" mean? Call Customer Care na.

Me:[after repeating the number twice] boss may i know what is the standard rates for twitter message from mobile?
Customer Care :Sorry Sir, we do not have that information. But Sir, if you send any message on diwali, you will be charged.
Me: Can you get me the info on twitter message rates? Will it be charged or go in as a part of my SMS pack?
CC: Sir, I can get back to you within 24 hours Sir.
Me: Wait, Did you say that my messages will be charged tomorrow on diwali.
CC: Yes Sir, tomorrow you will be charged 50p per message.
Me: hey come on i have a SMS free pack in which i can send unlimited STD/local and I pay RS.X every month as a part of the rental.
CC: Parroting again, yes sir, but sir, tomorrow we will charge you sir. So please do not send any messages sir[he doesnt wants me to send cause i will be charged, so caring towards the customer]

Few Days back, some one rightly tweeted ," If Airtel was god, they would charge you for breathing"

I ain't that Dumb enough to have a hope that i will get a call from customer care
Looking forward For the implementation of the Mobile Number Portability

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wiser By the Week End

Thou Shall Make firm and quick decisions on "to travel" or "not to travel"
Thou shall be early than to be late or than to be never!
Thou shall not assume,government buses ply to your choice of destination each and every minute. [especially the minute you arrive]
Thou shall not heed to the words of Bus conductor who promises you the ETA. [add one hour buffer to it]
Thou Shall Not watch 3 movies in a back to back manner at night when you have to get up early the next morning.[early here refers to 9-10 A.M]

Monday, October 05, 2009

Obama Should Have Hitler Too as Hero!

Obama says, his ideal dinner date would be Mahatma, I would Say Probably he should consider Hitler too!

One of the very few advices was that i have received in my childhood is "Everybody you meet is a teacher to you. From each and everyone that you come across, you have something to learn. Even from bad guys and bad things, Especially from them"

To elobarate, He/She could be a complete baddie. Still, you have something to learn from them. In fact it's from bad guys you could learn a lot than from the good guys. How can you know what exactly is good if you dont have bad?They are the ones who teach you what not to do. More over There are good things to learn even from bad guys and even good guys,the perfect role models have bad qualities that one should never cultivate.

Let me quote two incidents from the great Indian Epic, Ramayana and Mahabharatha to illustrate my point.

What is that you can learn from dhuryodhana? Not to humiliate a woman in front of all. Not to be greedy? Nope. You learn, "respect to friendship, trust over the friend as well as the wife". Once Dhuryodhana's best friend Karna and his wife are playing a game of dice. While Playing the game, In the middle of the game, she tries to walk away from the game, he tries to pull her back, insisting her to continue with the game. The ornament she wears falling down, and the pearls scatter all over the place on the floor. Dhuryodhana enters and sees karna pulling his wife, and all the other short stuff. The usually short sighted Dhuryodhana, unusually doesnt gets angry, doesnt doubts his wife, or his best friend. Rather he asks, in what fashion, should the pearls be put back in to the ornament.

Compare this with Rama, the god incarnate, who doubts his wife, who asks her to jump in to fire and prove her purity. Poor sita, she dint have a family court those days to file for a divorce and get the alimony from rama for herself and her kids.

In modern day contexts, You could learn how to be very charming and other things from Mr. Clinton and Kennedy. Well you know what not to learn from them.

In other words, even, from a worst managed project, you not only can learn how not to manage a project, but possibly a very few best practices.

From a bad movie, not only you learn how not to make a bad movie, possibly it could have a good script, good dialogues, good camera or a good looking heroine.

So Mr Obama, Listen to me, If not Dinner atleast have a beer summit with hitler. Not only Gandhi Probably Hitler too could teach you a thing or two![At least Annhilation of Terrorists from earth]

A Gandhi Jayanthi Special Post